While perusing pad adverts on youtube, I have noticed that many Spanish-language pad companies design their pads to "conform" to the shape of the feminine ass-crack. I have never seen this in ads for Always, Kotex, or Stayfree pads, which are marketed in the US and UK. I'm just curious if there is an aversion to wedging in the US and UK, or if it is just never mentioned in advertising. Any thoughts?
Years ago, (around 2004-2005 I believe,) Kotex had a pad they called "Body-Fit," (not BodyForm, that's something different,) which was a tapered ultra-thin that came to a "V" shape at the back. It lasted for about a year because my girlfriend was probably the only person who ever bought them. The lack of coverage at the back was a serious design flaw, and similar designs over the years haven't lasted long likely for the same reason. The Japanese took the opposite approach and addeed wider "ass wings" to make sure leaks didn't just roll of the pad. Always and Stayfree both sell pads like that, U by Kotex hasn't quite evolved to that point yet, but they're not trying the dreaded wedge designs anymore either.
The other problem with advertising a "contoured" pad that has a wedge-shape in the US is that it instantly invokes images of the pad riding up one's crack and giving them a wedgie, and nobody want s a "wedgie-pad" no matter how good it actually might be or how few wedgies it might actually create.
In my humble experience, all pads "wedge". I even help it a little bit to get "in there" because it keeps the pad from shifting around. I never needed a very thick pad so maybe that's the type that really bothers women. I don't know. When it's dry, I don't even notice it. You figure out the rest, lol.